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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-21-2003, 04:17 AM Thread Starter
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I have a 2.5 gallon All-Glass aquarium which houses my 3 african dwarf frogs.

I'd really like to get a little light in the tank just so I can see in. Are there any bulbs small enough to fit over a 2.5g tank? I'm considering building a little canopy for it. Maybe a little stand too. I'm feeling creative.

Right now there are only 2-3 stems of hygro in it, but soon I hope to get some java moss to put over the flower-pot cave and maybe a java fern. The bottom is Aquatic Plant Soil which seems to work okay, but it's really light so it's kind of hard to plant.

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See if a local store deals with Azoo products; they make a 7W compact fluorescent that attaches to the top lip of the aquarium. If the aquarium has a molded plastic rim, however, that could be a problem.
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Posts: 869 also sells a 9 or a 13 watt power compact for relativly cheep 22-23$ plus shipping. That would do nicely for a high light planted tank.
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JEBO also has a 9w cf clamp on light I got mine for $15 had it on my 2.5 gal mini reef switching to fw soon tho
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Originally Posted by Pooky125 View Post also sells a 9 or a 13 watt power compact for relativly cheep 22-23$ plus shipping. That would do nicely for a high light planted tank.
Hm, 9-13W is hardly high light. But those lights are still good stuff.

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A coralife mini aqualight is 18W and available at some LFS for around $30. Will grow most anything and you might be able to get by w/ just Excel instead of CO2. There are a few ways to mount it, but all DIYs.
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